JetBlue Worker Caught Sleeping on the Job … in the Cargo Hold

Posted March 31, 2009 by Carl Unger

SleepingatdeskEveryone's been caught sleeping on the job, right? I mean, it's inevitable: Even if you don't take it to the George Costanza-level of building sleeping quarters under your desk, everyone, at some point, drifts off to Sleepytown while at work.

But what matters, one could argue, is not that you fall asleep, but how you wake up and whether or not your boss is staring at you when you do. (Note to my employers: I'm kidding, of course!)

Case in point: A JetBlue employee took a nap in the cargo hold of a plane that proceeded to fly between New York City and Boston. Yes, with the sleeping employee still in the cargo hold. Talk about a cheap flight, huh?

According to the AP, "The man was discovered by baggage handlers at Logan International Airport after the plane landed there Saturday. He told police he'd been accidentally locked inside the pressurized luggage compartment while taking a nap." Apparently the employee called JetBlue when he woke up and realized he was no longer on the ground.

Ladies and gentlemen, this is definitely not how you want to wake up when sleeping on the job. Fortunately the man was OK, but we'll see how he's doing after his supervisor has a word ...


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Well i hope if he is a good employee then they can give him a stern conversation and let it go. But if not, tell him i hope he enjoyed his last free flight and lood for employment, because you will not be able to received unemployment after this termination. Ha...

Posted on April 01, 2009 at 03:23 PM by che

I don't think it's a big deal. I agree that the supervisor should give him a speech and try to figure out the reason of nap. and hopefully let go the situation.

Posted on April 02, 2009 at 12:41 PM by shadhu

The supervisor should talk to him and gave him another chance. If he does not have any bad record.

Posted on April 03, 2009 at 12:44 PM by Zabee Faiz

I think he should get a break if was his first time but, if happened again then Supervisor can get some conversation and find out reason he keep sleeping in his job.

Posted on April 04, 2009 at 05:01 PM by Rose M Ubiles

Please give the guy a break if he is in point w/ his peformance.

Posted on April 04, 2009 at 05:03 PM by Rose M Ubiles

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